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Windows 7: Dual boot issue

13 Nov 2009   #1
Propaganist

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 
Dual boot issue

Hello,

I currently have Windows 7 Home Premium x64 installed as OS and I want to dual boot a Windows XP Professional x86.
So I prepared everything in Win7 as mentioned in this tutorial, inserted my XP disc (original disc), and then booted into the OS installation.
Whilst in pre-install, everything is being loaded, but as soon as the screen turns black to display the select-a-partition-screen, I suddenly get a blue screen displaying a Windows error (Windows need to be shut down in order to prevail important information from being lost, blabla).

Anyone knows why this happens?

Thanks

PS: Installing XP using the same disc as a VM in Win7 did succeed.
PS2: Here's a screen of the displayed error: http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1549/bluescreent.gif


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18 Nov 2009   #2
Propaganist

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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25 Nov 2009   #3
Propaganist

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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25 Nov 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

When you say you "booted into the OS installation" does this mean you ran the XP installer from Win7 OS, or booted into the XP installer?

A 32 bit installer cannot be run from 64 bit environment and vice-versa.

Did you pre-format the intended XP partition using Win7 formatting? These are incompatible.

Boot into the XP installer, delete any preformatted partition, create new, and format NTFS.
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26 Nov 2009   #5
Propaganist

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I booted the XP installer through BIOS.
I followed the steps described in Brink's tutorial (Win7 installed first, then XP), so yes I already created a NTFS partition for XP.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot into the XP installer, delete any preformatted partition, create new, and format NTFS.
That's the problem! The installer doesn't manage to display the partition screen... instead it returns the error.
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07 Dec 2009   #6
Propaganist

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

bump *sigh*
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07 Dec 2009   #7
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perform gregrockers steps with the W7 DVD instead???
Can you invoke XP setup.exe from within W7 (as opposed to booting from)?

("Boot into the XP installer, delete any preformatted partition, create new, and format NTFS.")
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07 Dec 2009   #8
acidsid75

windows 7
 
 

The blue screen you got is the same screen I got. I have a feeling it is because the second partition I have is a logical partition instead of a primary one. In another post I asked for a remedy to this (the three partitions are an OME partition, the recovery partition, and the c drive (windows 7 os) partition. The second one I shrank and created following the instructions in Brinks tutorial but it is a logical drive. Since I wanted to do the dual boot to run XP to use pro tools recording software...I was convinced that it would be less of a headache to buy(use, find) software that is compatable to windows 7. By nature I still want to know what I did wrong (ie. why did it not work).
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07 Dec 2009   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Please download free Partition Wizard and make a screenshot using Snipping tool in Start Menu, posted back here using paper clip in reply box.

When was the last time you successfully installed using your XP CD? Check its condition.
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07 Dec 2009   #10
acidsid75

windows 7
 
 

PS2: Here's a screen of the displayed error: http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1549/bluescreent.gif

Im at work right now so I'm away from my home computer but this is exactly the same blue screen I get as well. The xp disk was used about 6 months ago on an older computer. It is and has been in the package it comes in...no scratches or anything. Is there a way I can change the recovery partition to somthing other than primary...or this OEM partition?
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